I'd like to first say. Top effing board this maximus IV extreme-z is! I absolutely love this board. Best board I have ever had!
I spent my weekend trying to get my i7 2600k to 5ghz and furthest I got was 4.9 with 1.405VID.
I have read that the safest 24/7 should be 1.4v so I have a few questions I hope to get answered.
1) What IS the safest 24/7 VID.
2) If I use this CPU offset mode and apply only the VID at full load. Will this help out a lot with CPU degradation at high VIDs becuase it will only keep that high VID during load. Thus removing constant 1.4v+ VID.
3) Doing the CPU offset mode, will anything drastic happen? For example, harder overclocking or any problems that can occur from doing the method.
Here's some info I can remember as i'm at work and cannot remember everything!
Asus Maximus IV extreme-z
8gb (2x4gb) Corsair Dominator GT @1866mhz 9/10/9/27
ATI 5850 for the moment.
BIOS as much as I can remember:
1.52 DRAM becuase I just like that little bit extra for stability reasons.
And I think everything else is auto.